Long-time Sudbury broadcaster Barry Mercer has died.

In a Facebook post on August 11, Mercer’s sister-in-law, Bobbi Kotula said he will be missed.

According to the CBC, Mercer got his start with the public broadcaster in 1972 as a radio announcer in Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labradorss. 

He joined CBC Sudbury in 1985, initially as a reporter, and then worked as a show host.  

Mercer retired in 2006, but would still fill in occasionally on air.